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jsfoodchat Mar 20, 2011 08:51 PM

Haven't been to Five Guys yet... does it beat my previous favourite, FAT Burger? Which side of the parking lot are you on?

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    thewiff Mar 21, 2011 03:00 PM

    Five guys for the burgers, Fatburger for the shakes. Best of both worlds.

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      sirdinealot Mar 21, 2011 03:54 PM

      So so on both. Slight edge to Five Guys. Rocky's Burger Bus has nothing to worry about. Drag that darn bus down to Deerfoot Meadows and we'll see who wins.

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      Rocky's Burgers
      1120 46 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G2A6, CA

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      mummer Mar 21, 2011 09:38 AM

      Four Words: Rodeo Burger. Pickled Beets. Their prices are much more reasonable than Fat Burger and toppings are unlimited.

      The thought of Fat Burger is enough to make my stomach turn. I have given this establishment the benefit of three return visits only to be horrified on each: an undercooked burger, a take out tray tripping in grease, etc. I will NEVER go back.

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      Rodeo Burger
      8525 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G, CA

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        Shazam Mar 21, 2011 09:55 AM

        I think he's referring to Calgary.

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          Dan G Mar 21, 2011 12:26 PM

          intersting that your burger at fatburger was undercooked. Both times I tried it, I got overcooked hockey pucks. Horrible experience both times. Haven't tried 5 guys... really don't see the point of chain restaurants these days.

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            23skidoo Mar 21, 2011 12:35 PM

            I'm not a fan of Fatburger either (or really any burger chain), but Five Guys is good. Give it a shot.

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          nonlinear Mar 21, 2011 07:27 AM

          5 Guys >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> fatburger

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            Scary Bill Mar 21, 2011 11:07 AM

            Better, but not that much, mathman.

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            piano boy Mar 20, 2011 09:28 PM

            Went to Five Guys on Friday. Resounding "meh..." The meat was average, everything else I could do at home pretty easily. Fries again were a shrug, tried both the cajun and regular. The crunchy bacon was weird, bun was average, toppings all average except for the jalapenos which were nice fresh.

            Haven't been to Fatburger in a while but if I had to eat at either of the two again, it would be Fatburger hands down. Completely agree with Merry113 that the sides can make the meal. A shake would've completely elevated Five Guys.

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              Merry113 Mar 20, 2011 09:03 PM

              I prefer fatburger because they have onion rings. Crazy reason, I know, but I LOVE onion rings.

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